ITF008: Hermit Park, generators, and a scary story

This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 8.

Campground review: Hermit Park  
http://www.larimer.org/parks/hermitpark.htm
Our favorite spots were B1,B3,B4,B8,B10,B15-B20,B22,B24-B25(Huge/Best),B28,B29(Huge), B31-B35 (too tightly packed but good for groups) H1,H2,H3,H27, K1,K8 Continue reading

ITF007: Jacks Gulch, inverters and batteries

This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 7

Campground review: Jacks Gulch in northeast Colorado, check out our YouTube video for this campground.  Best sites (in our opinion): 3, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15/16 (double site), 17, 20, 21, and 24.  For info on nearby aircraft wreckage:  Colorado & Wyoming Wreckchasing.   Continue reading

ITF006: KOA Kampgrounds and forest fires

This is In The Field Camping Podcast Episode 6

We discussed Kampgrounds of America (KOA) and the pluses and minuses of these locations, including the KOA’s we’ve visited: WyomingDevils Tower, Rock Springs/Green River, and Jackson Hole/Snake River.  ColoradoRoyal Gorge/Canon City, Cotopaxi/Arkansas River, Gunnison, and the now defunct Durango North/Ponderosa (now known as the Durango Riverside Resort) and New Castle/Glenwood Springs (now known as Elk Creek) KOA’s.  New MexicoLas Vegas.  ArizonaWilliams/Exit 167/Circle Pines. Continue reading

High Park Fire

UPDATE 7/3/12 5:00pm – The High Park Fire is 100% contained, 87,284 acres were burned.  Most trailheads, campgrounds, and picnic areas have been reopened.  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests have updated their website to show the impact to campgrounds and recreational areas.  You can see it here. Continue reading

Little Sand Fire

UPDATE 6/22/12: The fire has grown to 17,280 acres with 30% containment, growth potential is HIGH.  Cause of fire is lightning.  Evacuations remain in effect for residents of the Weminuche Valley.

A fire in southwest Colorado called the Little Sand Fire is burning about 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, CO.  It is also not far from where the massive Missionary Ridge Fire burned near Vallecito Reservoir exactly ten years ago. Continue reading